The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
C.O.R.N. Newsletter
OSU Extension
Ohio State ATI
July 7, 2014 - July 15, 2014

Mid-Season Soybean Diseases – What can we Predict?

Author: Anne Dorrance

This year, there is a very high degree of variability across the state with regards to soybean height, canopy coverage, and overall crop condition.  Accordingly, the USDA planting estimates reached 85 million acres of soybean and the prices of soybean, corn, and wheat were highlighted in the Wall

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Corn Silking in Some Fields

Author: Peter Thomison

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service ( for the week ending 7-6-14, 4% of th

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Nutrient Value of Wheat Straw

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Ed Lentz, CCA

With wheat harvest underway, we often get questions about the nutrient value of straw.  The nutrient value of wheat straw is influenced by several factors including weather, variety, and cultural practices.  Thus, the most accurate values require sending a sample of the straw to an analytical lab

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"Late" Applications of Nitrogen to Corn

Authors: Peter Thomison,

Persistent rains this year may force many growers to sidedress their nitrogen (N) in corn this year much later than what is considered normal. Other growers may be supplementing their earlier N applications to replace N lost from denitrification and leaching.

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First Generation of Roundup Ready Soybean Trait Patent Set to Expire in 2015

Author: Laura Lindsey

The first generation of the RoundUp Ready® (RR1) soybean trait patent is set to expire in 2015.  This means that farmers can save seed with the RR1 trait for replant in spring 2015 if there are no other patents on the seed.  Farmers will need to check with their seed supplier before replanting sa

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Register Now for Western ARS Agronomy Field Day

Authors: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA, Joe Davlin

Please register and plan to attend the OSU Extension and OARDC Western ARS Agronomy Field Day on July 16. Preregistration required for meal count by July 11, payable at the door $20.

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New Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Alfalfa Field Guide Available

Author: Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA

With late crop development this year, we still have a lot of crops to walk. One excellent tool is the Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide – newly updated and in a new format this year will help with this chore.

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About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management
Mark Badertscher
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management
Sam Custer
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Amanda Douridas, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nathan Douridas, CCA
Farm Science Review Farm Manager
Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mark Loux
State Specialist, Weed Science
Andy Michel
State Specialist, Entomology
Sarah Noggle
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Les Ober, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pierce Paul
State Specialist, Corn and Wheat Diseases
Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

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